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Residential Assessment

In-depth inpatient addiction evaluation is the beginning of successful treatment.

The Complexity of Addiction Diagnosis

Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease that can be masked or exacerbated by many factors. Although addiction is treatable, it’s often difficult to identify. Caron’s Residential Assessment Program, a comprehensive inpatient addiction assessment process, accurately diagnoses substance use disorder and co-occurring conditions.

At Caron, we can help you build a treatment program that meets your needs.

Our approach to inpatient evaluation

Caron's Residential Assessment Programs (RAP) are available to teens, young adults and adults. Typically five days in length, these comprehensive evaluations give our multidisciplinary treatment teams insight into the patient’s condition, allowing them to make appropriate treatment recommendations. Inpatient addiction assessments are conducted in one convenient location by a variety of care providers, including: 

  • medical staff
  • psychologists
  • addiction specialists
  • spiritual care advisors
  • referring clinicians
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Residential Assessment Program for Healthcare Professionals

During the program, patients and families will learn:

  • The disease concept of addiction
  • 12-Steps programs
  • Parenting techniques that support recovery
  • Recovery tools
  • Creating a “home contract” between parent and child
  • Setting boundaries and clear communication
  • Issues relating to relapse, medications, and mental health
  • Continuing care plans
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What’s Involved in the Residential Assessment

During inpatient addiction assessment, we use a variety of comprehensive evaluations and tests to get to know the potential patient, including:

  • addiction medicine assessment
  • psychological evaluations
  • psychiatric evaluations, when clinically warranted
  • history and physical evaluation
  • lab studies, including comprehensive drug screens
  • family assessments
  • gathering and review of comprehensive collateral information
  • collaboration with referent(s), including family and/or colleagues
  • neurocognitive assessment, when clinically warranted

These evaluations tell us about an individual’s history; physical and psychological conditions; chemical dependency; and whether any co-occurring disorders are present.

When residential assessment is complete, the multidisciplinary team meets with the patient and family members to review findings and recommend an appropriate level of care. If addiction is part of the diagnosis, the team will immediately develop an individualized behavioral health treatment plan.


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When an Intervention Is Necessary

It’s not unusual for a person with a substance use disorder to be reluctant to undergo inpatient addiction assessment and/or addiction rehab. If someone you support is resistant to evaluation and treatment, Caron can refer you to an intervention professional. Please contact us for more information.
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Why become a resident?

While we recognize that evaluations can be done in an outpatient setting, inpatient addiction assessments are more thorough and efficient. Furthermore, when it comes to something as serious as chemical dependency, it’s important to be as accurate as possible when forming a diagnosis. Inpatient evaluations ensure that no stone is left unturned.
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